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with the latest. what happened here? >> reporter: the san mateo county bomb squad found acid and explosives used by the military inside the garage of this home as well as ether. so these chemicals were dettated in the -- detonated in the front yard of the home. crews were called in to dispose of the chemicals located inside the garage. the bomb squad felt the chemicals were too dangerous to be moved and detonated at a different location. they dug a hole and placed sandbags around it. the home's windows were boarded up, but they still broke during the explosion. the homeowner who kept these chemicals inside his garage were there for 30 years. the neighbor was a dentist and chemist. he has passed away. his widow did not want to speak with us on camera. 500 homes in the area were asked to shelter in place. we'll hear from the fire battalion chief. >> there was lots of chemicals that we were concerned with after talking to the sheriff's office. two we were told were something that needed to be taken care of on site. they couldn't transport it, very dangerous, the chance of explosion was real great.
controversy is brewing over plans to use drones in alameda county. they want to use them for search and rescue operations and criminal investigations. however they allege there is more in the plans than just search and rescue. the group says they could use the unmanned drones to spy on local residents. kron 4's reggie kumar is here to break it down for us. >> reporter: these are the documents obtained by the aclu from the sherriff's departments. documents show they will do more than what they told the public. >> reporter: you may not see it as it fliess over your -- flies over your home, that is what they allege could happen if the sherriff's department is allowed to use the unmanned drones. he said this about the drones and privacy concerns back then. >> search and rescue missions, persons with fire arms, rural areas that are not easily accessible by patrol car. those situations. >> we have had robots in our s.w.a.t. teams for 10 years now, we don't roll those down the street. >> reporter: these documents obtained by the aclu, which approved $31,000 in grant money for the unmanned drones, say
't helping while workers used this hose to blow air underground to dry the lines. some who live here are still dealing with a muddy miscellaneous left behind by sunday's powerful storm. >> i got slammed, and my basement and storage shed got a couple of inches of mud. digging out, drying out. >> reporter: some residents in west marin tell me these large trees are a reminder of what happened here on sunday. the trees fell across the roadblocking access for several hours. this woman says she may have dij@ vu wednesday. >> i have a business i had to close. other businesses had to close. we couldn't get in our out. >> reporter: marin county officials will be out in the morning assessing possible damage the storm may have caused. live in san rafael, reggie kumar. >>> in vallejo, the connector wrap temporarily shut down to clean up a mudslide there. the ramp was reopened after a couple of hours. we will continue to bring you more cover on the storm damage. >>> a man accused of kidnapping, beating, and raping an at-risk teen is behind bars tonight. this is his picture. gariy atkinson -- gary
the right foot. >> no use for the person who sold them. >> reporter: she received a tip about the shoes being left at this location. when she arrived thursday evening, there was no sign of them anywhere. with the holiday season in full-swing, she says she needs the high-end heels returned. but until that happens -- >> i have the left foot. [ laughter ] >> so i -- i can use that, and i will use, that and i hope to place the shoes in many more stores. >>> police in foster city are investigating a string of auto burglaries which started this week in a well-lit part of town. jeff bush is in foster city with the details. what happened? >> reporter: this is one of the quieter communities in the bay area. but police remind residents that they are not immune to crime here. at least eight vehicles were broken into her on shell boulevard. it's a big street, well-lit, across the street from the library, and just across the corner from city hall. but thieves broke into the cars by smashing the windows and they took things like gps device, cellphones, purses and christmas presents. then it happen
at the weather center with brian van aken. brian. what's in store for us tonight and what will the weather be like during christmas? >> it is going to be a completely whit weeken wet weekd however, is being dry in some areas with storms of working offshore. or steady rainfall and even the strong winds. just some showers in the north bay there is a been a lot of rainfall in the south san jose area and evergreen departing. spotty showers north of the san mateo bridge and towards oakland, richmond and the north bay. notice the showers every bit heavier. the green is showing light rain, the yellow is showing a bit more moderate. the next storm in this series is going to come in, overnight tonight and early tomorrow with periods of heavy rainfall. and strong winds that could be between 40 m.p.h.-50 m.p.h.! wind advisory and even hail possible thunderstorms. >> here's a look live out golden gate bridge as rain is expected in a few continuing our weather team coverage. kron4's philippe djegal is live out in mill valley. a wind advisory has been issued throughout the bay area. philippe, what shoul
will be able to use a type of pipe that has created a lot of controversy. issued 122812 >> reporter: nearly 5 months after a pipe rupture created a fireball above chevron's richmond refinery sending thousands to area hospitals, the oil giant has been given the ok to rebuild crude unit number 4 and replace the pipe that ruptured with one made of 9-percent chromium steel the chemical safety board had questioned why chevron was not using stainless steel with 18% chromium. suggesting it was the industry standard and better to withstand corrosion which is believed to be the cause of august's pipe rupture but in this letter to the richmond city council, city manager bill lindsay says two outside consultants have concluded that using a 9 chrome represents an "inherently safer design" than other available materials. it was that determination that lead to the permits being issued the chemical safety board said it "will not endorse or object to that decision." city councilman tom butt said he believes this time chevron covered all their bases" and said ultimately no pipe will last forever which his why
in the prop 8 case. the u.s. supreme court has agreed to review the voter approved ban on same sex marriage in california. tonight kron 4's dan kerman looks ahead at what this all means. >> i know declarer you spouses for life. they will have to wait a little bit longer. the voter approved ban on the same-sex marriage means that legal briefs will be filed and cases will be heard early next year. >> it comes down to one simple question, as constitutional law the bidding of same-sex marriage? do they allow the protection or is it not. >> laurie little, this saying that the--rory little... the law professor... >> they see this as a historic moment. they are granting to cases that will allow every possible outcome. >> they think that justice anthony kennedy could be the deciding vote but roberts could also be pivotal in the decision. >> chief justices tend to look beyond with the legacy of the decision will be make.. in the future. this decision is expected to be finalized by the supreme court price sometime in the next year before the end of the month of june. dan kerman, kron 4. >>jacqueline:
in connecticut. tory dunnan joins us from newtown with new information on the victims. most of those killed. kindergarten and first graders just 6 and 7 years old. tory? >> president obama will travel on sunday to meet with first responders and families of the victims. it has been a difficult time they learn to the people were killed yesterday. most of them. children just 6 and 7 years old. we can now put names and faces to those killed at sandy hook elementary school. among them, 27-year- victoria soto. her family says she died trying to protect her students. robbie parker lost his daugter emilie. >> "she always had something kind to say about anybody. she is an incredible person and i am so blessed to be her dad." the state medical examiner said he believes all the graders as police continue to search for evidence in the school, the community is trying to figure out just how to cope. " when tragedies like this occur, people often look for answers, an explanation of how this could have occurred. but the sad truth is, there are no answers. no good ones, anyway." "the mass shooting at sandy
the river used to flood every 10-15 years. but the river did not over flow this time. even though the city was prepared. it placed barricades and flooded signs in the downtown area near the river saturday. $400million was just spent on flood improvements, the project is still only 2/3 done but he says the revamped flood control system worked well. >> it continued after 8:00 a.m. this morning, raining till noon we might have had a problem. the project is designed to give the water more room when it is necessary. this bridge, third street is higher than the old bridge. and in the previous configuration water levels today would have been lapping at the bridge. >> reporter: she was concerned about the napa river water level since they own the water front project that houses restaurants, clothing stores and condos. >> they did a great job. >> reporter: officials will continue to keep a eye on the napa river. more rain is expected this -- expected this week and this is only the start of the raining season. reggie kumar, kron 4 news. >> pg&e is working around the clock to restore power to all cus
. >>> john mcafee said sunday that he wants to return to the u.s. he wants to live in the u.s. or england. he a judge has yet to rule on whether he has political asylum. >> police in belize wants to question him. >>> today was the first day at same-sex couples in washington state were able to marry. there were 140 people that registers. the mayor is calling it a great and joyous day and seeing a new civil right being recognized. >>> we have your sports coming up but first a gift that is sure to spread holiday cheer. gas prices continue their downward tread and the president and speaker of the house john boehner meet in person to play the fiscal cliff version of let's make a deal. that is all ahead when kron 4 news continues. [ female announcer ] for those who love sweets, your season is here. let's just call it the baking time of year. you need special ingredients. you need the staples. that's a given. you need safeway sugar for just $1.97. and that magic thing that makes everyone want another -- only $2.99 for challenge butter. and when hands get messy, quite surely they'll say, "yum! wow! y
. kron four's jeff bush tells us who this high profile consultant is.and why his big city credentials could help bring down violent crime in oakland. >> reporter: bill bratton is the big name in the list of consulatants hired by opd. his carreer in policing has brought him to some of the biggest departments in the country. bratton was the new york city police commissioner from 1994 to 1996 and was credited with improving the crime rate in that city. he took over as the chief of police in los angeles in 2002 and led the department until 2009. o.p.d. says he will offer his advice but the chief says he is still in charge in oakland. chief howard jordan oakland police they will give us recommendations and it is up to me to make sure they are implemented because at the end of the day it's my responsibility to make sure the policing in a lawful and constitutional and it's also effective and efficiant to reduce violent crime. >> reporter: bratton and his business partner bob wasserman created the comp stat system that is used by many major police departments in the country, including oakland
needed in the event of any school crisis. reggie kumar tells us some parents are thinking about home schooling in light of this massacre. >> reporter: some parents couldn't stop thinking about the newtown, connecticut school shooting during san francisco's holiday snow event at the civic center plaza. many people have mixed feelings about the security in place. and some were debating to send their children to class on monday. diana wattson was moved to tears thinking about the innocent lives taken way too soon. >> yes. it's sad. it is really sad. i rather my child be safe even if it do look like a prison. i want my child to come home safe than it looking like an average playground and anyone can come in. >> i feel we are sending our children to prison. it wasn't any exit. there was no way to exit out the windows or exit out the doors. the children are not safe. not in america today because of the mental issues that we are dealing with. ingly don't think it will prevent me sending my child to school. i feel it is an isolated incident. as horrible is it is, it is those that stand out.
the water. chp$laƧ5z tells us there was one accident because of this water. driving on highways of 101 was a mess. the visibility was poor and because of the rain it was standing water in sections of highway that causes the wet stuff to go everywhere. while i was driving i saw a car hydroplane across four lanes of traffic and the driver's wheels caught before he crashed. tonight's weather is the improvement over what it was. in the north bay, jr, news. >> the rain causes problems in san francisco. scott continues from fisherman's wafsh. >> it's causing problems for drivers and all the water is flooding onto the street and drivers out here finding themselves facing challenges when they come out to drive. let me show what i'm talking about. i'm at the fishing man's warf and look at the water here. people had to drive through this and you can see it's coming up high to my boot. 6) in several parts of the streets causing major headaches for drivers. >> as the rain continues to fall tonight, driving along the roadway have become more difficult. >> it was bad out there. i couldn't see where
. as kron-4's aleica reid tells us. the bomb squad had to be called in when officers caught up to the juveniles. >> we got a call of an explosion and found a mailbox that was. >> this is the mailbox the police were talking about that is a shortage to pieces after neighbors for this lau which last after is normally a quiet block. >> i knew that was something besides fireworks. and i called the 911 a. >> it was a pipe bomb explosion that left to residents and numb. >> my right ear was a number and deafening >> of base of this red as to be leaving the scene and it was found at college park. after leaving the scene it of this red as to be believed to be related s the mas completely destroyed and there certainly would have been some serious injuries. >> those could have been a strong enough to kill somebody that could have been fatal if somebody was standing next to one of those mailboxes. >> and oakland, alecia reed. -- in pleasant hill, alecia reed, kron 4. >> in oakland, one person has been killed in a shooting near jack london square and just blocks away from the police departme
. >> reporter: support is pouring in from around the country. >> amazing people that far away care about us. >> reporter: this community is beginning the task of moving forward. monday trucks arrived to move supplies from sandy hook elementary school to another school where the children will resume classes. the tragedy sparked a debate over gun control in a culture of violence in america. >> gun violence is a national tragedy that demands more than words. that is why we need immediate nation action. >> we haven't done enough to fulfill our number one obligation to protect our children. >> group is calling for better gun control. it plans to send a delegation to washington on tuesday to prevent a similarity nightmare from striking another community. >> do something now and leave here with some pro active action. >> reporter: in the mean time the police investigation is ongoing at this point. investigators are putting all the pieces together to come up with a time line and a motive to release to the public. in newton, connecticut. >> the victims are being honored across the country including
that keeps flooding has really frustrated a long-time resident. kron 4's justine waldman shows us the mudslide and what's being done about it. >> reporter: as soon as it started to rain victor husary knew this was going to happen. that is why he got out his cell phone and took this video of a mudslide on castro ranch road. >> and nobody wants to listen to victor. >> i knew that this was an accident waiting to happen, a ticking time bomb. >> reporter: flooding left the two lane street, down to one lane. victor doesn't like how cars have to drive in the opposite lane of traffic. victor says the problem starts on top of the hill. >> i received this for at least 15 years. they will this stop in the middle of the island and they do not know where to go. it is very dangerous for 600 families. >> reporter: victor claims allows water and mud to cascade down causing all this mess. even these wooded barricades can't hold back the damage. that is why he made this video, so people can see what's happening here. he's reached out to the city which promised to fix the problem. >> look at that!,
is live there tonight to show us changes drivers should expect to see over the next six months. >> the toll plaza all ready has a brand new administration building that you can see behind me. more changes are coming. officials want the toll plaza to have a similar look at the eastern portion of the bay bridge. but it comes at a hefty price. $6.5million. >> this is what the newly updated bay bridge toll plaza will look like when it's finished. prepainted white aluminum panels. the columns toll booths and traffic islands will be painted the same shade of white. drivers will see on the new eastern span of the bay bridge. all the work will require periodic lane closures between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. day time lane closures are not necessary. >> now, the funding for the new eastern span of -- excuse me, for the new toll plaza is coming from the toll bridge rehabilitation program. but the price to do all these improvements, $6.5 million. the construction will start on thursday and last six months. there will be periodic lane changes and the new eastern portion of the bridge opens o
loved, popular and outgoing. he recently stole an ar-15 assault rifle from an acquaintance used in this incident. his former girlfriend told abc he recently sold all of his belongings and was planning to move to hawaii. but he missed his flight last weekend because he got drunk. today a friend of the suspect's family gave a portland television station a hand-written note that says in part "she is very sad and wants everyone to know that she is so sorry that jake did this. it is so out of his character." >>> the man accused of kidnapping and killing sierra lamar was back in court today. torres once again entered no formal plea to charms that he murdered the -- charges that he murdered the teenager in march. he has been held without bail since may. he faces new charges in connection with the attempted kidnapping of several other women prior to lamar's disappearance. prosecutors plan to try him on all of the charges together. >>> transportation officials say the plane carrying mexican american singer jenny rivera went into a nose-dive at almost a 45-degree angle before it hit the g
did not allow them to answer their phones or use their computers during the lockdown. >> reporter: snow city college president barb -- san jose city college president said she received information that a gunman was on campus of the students and staff at san jose city college remained in classrooms with the doors locked. while law enforcement armed with guns stormed buildings and checked all rooms for an alleged gunman. about two hours later, the college switched to a partial lockdown as law enforcement focused its search on the technology building. >> reporter: everyone was asked to evacuate. since this is finals week, there were not as many students on campus. those who came ready to take their exam were turned away. >> i came about 10 minutes early to class, and all these police cars came out of nowhere. >> reporter: officials say no one confirmed seeing a gunman on campus. students and teachers were alerted by text message and phone call. they were asked to cover windows, turn lights off, and lock the doors. >> we do as much as we can to protect ourselves and the student, and
paid to u-s and state authorities-- but it doesn't include the billions more paid to european regulators. most of the fines were related to improper mortgage practices. >>> more than 800 new laws are set to take effect at the start of the new year in california. kron four's philippe djegal took at look -- and has some highlights. >> reporter: tougher guidelines for red-light cameras. it will be required that signs warning drivers that cameras are watching must be posted within 200 feet of the light. at the same time, the author of the bill says evidence used from the cameras will not be considered hearsay. murderers given a second chance. prisoners who commited murder as a child could now have a chance of returning to the streets. instead of life without parole. some offenders can fight for a new term of 25 years to life. >>> and, drivers licenses for illegals. some 400-thousand undocumented immigrants will be able to apply for athis applies to those in a federal program supporting immigrants who came to states as a child and have not broken the law. >>> another bill out of th
woman is still in serious condition. the san francisco district attorney's office tells us they have not yet received the case. >>> three peninsula city police chiefs updated residents on "separation smart" this evening, the program launched for curbing gang violence. >> reporter: there have been more than a dozen gang-related shootings in east palo alto and menloe park the last six months, and some have been deadly. the police chiefs told the crowd at city hall tuesday night the violence is the result of a bloody cash between the taliban and deville gangs. this is video of authorities raiding a gang member's home. the three police departments joined forces last month to become "separation smart" short for strategic multiagency response team. the true test came two weeks ago when police responded to another shooting in east palo alto. >> we still haven't determined if it was gang-related, probably not. but because we thought it may be, our detectives responded to east palo alto, detectives from menloe park responded, officers from palo alto pd responded. that gave us twice the reso
workplaces, what's important to the people of the bay area is important to us. and we're proud to work with all those who are making our communities stronger. >>> learning more about the san francisco police sergeant who posted a video of his high-speed joyride. the certainly has a new job title. >> reporter: on thursday, the san francisco police department reassigned sarge carl to an administrative assignment with no public contact. he and his friends were drunk when this video was recorded. he wrote "broadway tunnel, 100 miles per hour." investigators will go over this video and possibly contact facebook. the sergeant could receive a written reprimand, be suspended or fired. under san francisco's rule of order, misconduct is classified as any breech of peace, negligent of duty, or reflects discredit on the department should be considered unofficer-like conduct subject to disciplinary action. the chief is leaning toward suspending him at this point. but it's still early, and the investigation has not been completed yet. but it appears the san francisco cop will be allowed to stay on t
this is heart wrenching for us as it is for the families. >> the suspect is a 20 year- old adam lanza who shot himself after he fired 100 rounds killing 20 students. police implemented a search. it, there were police with rifles on the roof, and surrounding the school. >> the families have been notified with preliminary investigation in process of elimination of the families have been told. >> flags were ordered at half staff. >> they had their entire lives ahead of them birthdays, graduations. weddings. kids of their own. >> at this vigil, the search for answers to difficult questions. >> understand that a test is just that. the rise and answer. and respond to. >> this community is left to wonder how this could happen in that their town. investigators are treating this as a crime scene and they're hoping to release the identities of the victim's on saturday morning. >>pam: kron 4's dan kerman has more on the suspected gunman. including more on the deadly actions he presumbably carried out before his shooting spree at the school. >> of the suspect was 20 years old and suffered from a personali
point there will be just over 12-hours until the u.s. goes over the fiscal cliff. the senate convened its rare sunday session with a prayer for progress. the house returned from its holiday hours until the u-s economy goes over what's being called the fiscal cliff - lawmakers are locked in a fierce face-off over a set hikes. "we're apart on some pretty big issues." " >> i'm willing to get this done, but i need a dance partner." >> reporter: on n-b-c's meet the press, president obama made a final pitch for his plan to preserve bush era tax cuts for everyone but the wealthiest americans. >> "regardless of partisan differences, our top sure that taxes on middle that would hurt our economy badly." >> reporter: a major sticking point continues to be the annual income level at which those tax increases should kick in. the threshold has wavered from 250-thousand dollars to as high as one-million dollars. republicans argue the country doesn't have a tax revenue problem, it has a spending problem. >> "unless we do something about spending, the government will continue to get bigger and the de
bad that they're actually suggesting you've used sunset boulevard. phillipe djegal , kron 4 news. p-g-and-e crews are out in force all around the bay area.. they are trying to restore service to thousands of customers who lost power crews were out in one of the utilities four new mobile comand vechiles. they are outfitted with critical emergency equipment.. and the capabilities to communicate with law enforcement and fire agencies. kron-4's jeff bush is in larkspur.. with more on how p-g-and-e is handling the power outages. >> this pg&e crew is getting ready to restore power in this neighborhood in. it is still from friday's stormy. it is still dangerous work on any given day but imagine how the rain, the wind. >> our working crews are working extremely hard with a lot of long hours. heroic efforts to get the light specks on. for them, the driving and and very challenging to reduce the delights it-back on it. >> pg&e has thousands of working to on the power back on it. >> a 36 hour shift with an eight hour-shift. we have been walloped. >> pg nevis as most of the bay area pg&e-is
djegal gives us that latest on the delays at san francisco's international airport. >> some of these conditions of delays of up to two hours. the entire day and it is oexpected to be here until a least 2:00 a.m. delays spanning all of the airlines because of the low cloud coverage and the wind gusting. that is according to an airport official back right now nearly 100 flights had been cancelled or delayed. they are hoping to get everybody in orde by 2:00 p.m 2:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m. >> they said 11:50 and probably at least 1 hours a we are okay. >> how you feel about that? >> it is christmas. we are all here so it is no problem. this is my mother's 85th birthday and we're going to go on a cruise your time is no problem. >> and s f o spokesperson ascended 60 flights a ride in one hour. however, usually, when the weather could impact it is usually only 30 flights arriving in one hour as opposed to 60 flights arriving in one hour, normally. there were hoping to see the " on-time " . th >> this is no fun. airport officials say that if your coming, make sure that you check in with you
on camera. the victim has her head down and has no idea she's being watched while using her cellphone. when the bus stops, the alleged robber quickly grabs the phone, walks out the door, leaving the victim wondering what just happened. the same crime captured by a camera on another bus. this robber is in the black jacket stand big the backdoor, watching this woman talk on her phone. as soon as the bus stops, the doors open, and the suspect walks up, grabs the phone from the victim's ear, and runs out the door. and a camera inside a taxicab recorded this theft. the alleged robber sees the unsuspecting victim walking down a stran street talking -- san francisco streak talking on her phone. the suspect walks up and violently grabs the phone from the victim's ear. he gets away with her phone. san francisco police officer carlos. >> we don't want you to chase she's suspects don't. >> reporter: on tuesday, scott wiener said these are a problem that must be addressed. he will call for a meeting for the public safety committee. >>> the rain has finally pushed through this evening. but we did see ra
us. first at eleven. a crack down on impaired drivers. the california highway patrol is reporting more than one thousand d-u-i arrests. all just over the holiday weekend. kron four's philippe djegal here now with a closer look at the numbers. philippe. >> reporter: during a four day stretch, the california highway patrol was in a period of maximum enforcement. it started on friday and ended at midnight last night. this means all available officers were on the roads. tracking down impaired drivers. here's a look at what happened in that span. statewide, 1,060 drivers were arrested for driving under the influence. that's up from last year. when 980 drivers were arrested for d-u-i during the same period. in the bay area, there were 151 d-u-i arrests. there were also three crashes that resulted in deaths. statewide, 26 people died in car crashes. that's up from 14 last year. the c-h-p reminds drivers to always use a designated driver and to always wear a searbelt. refusing to do either can result in a heavy fine. as to why there was an increase statewide and locally. on the number of
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